Indianapolis Cultural Trail

In the aftermath of the strong community outcry in 2012 about a proposal to place a statue of a freed slave in chains on the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, community leaders came together to create a new, more collaborative process. The Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee and The Arts Council of Indianapolis have commissioned artists to create […]

Click Above to Hear Full Interview. Runs Eight Minutes ©2011 WTLC/Radio One. The controversial statue by African-American artist Fred Wilson commissioned for the Downtown Indianapolis Cultural Trail, which provoked a firestorm of outrage from many African-Americans, has been cancelled. Brian Payne, CEO of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, the force behind the Cultural Trail, announced […]

Audio Included in Post. Runs 34 Minutes ©2011 WTLC/Radio One. Dr. Carlton Waterhouse of the Inlow School of Law at IU/Indianapolis appeared on Afternoons with Amos to clear the air. Waterhouse, a distinguished law professor at the university wrote an op-ed in the Sunday, August 21st Sunday Star that some on the community felt condoned […]

Audio Included in Post. Runs 35 Minutes ©2011 WTLC/Radio One. UPDATE: The controversial statue reproduction of a “slave” from the Soldiers and Sailors Monument will NOT be placed on the Cultural Trail in front of the City County Building. The Trail and the Central Indiana Community Foundation, citing the ongoing community controversy announced the decision […]

Audio Included in Post. Runs 12 Minutes. Audio ©2011 WTLC/Radio One. The controversial sculpture of a freed slave has been awarded a 2011 Joyce Award by the Joyce Foundation.  Afternoons with Amos talked with the Joyce Foundation’s Michelle Boone who explained the Award which annually recognizes projects in Midwestern communities that support artists of color. […]

Audio Included in Post. Runs 49 Minutes. ©2010 WTLC/Radio One. Here’s the full audio of Amos’ interview with artist Fred Wilson in an exclusive one-on-one unedited interview. The only one he did with Indianapolis media.

Audio Included in Post. Runs 51 Minutes. ©2010 WTLC/Radio One. Passion and emotion was expressed on Afternoons with Amos as officials of the Indianapolis Cultural Trail explained their project and the proposed sculpture of a freed slave that would be part of the multi-million dollar project. Appearing were Brian Payne, Executive Director of the Central […]

How should the struggle of African-Americans in Indianapolis be portrayed? New York-based, African-American artist Fred Wilson thinks the sculpture above is how. Wilson is designing a sculpture for the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, the bike and pedestrian path being built downtown.  Wilson’s work, titled E Pluribus Unum (Out of Many, One), would be the first public […]